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Acetic Acid

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary8
Introduction12
Manufacturing processes13
Synthetic13
Methanol carbonylation13
Oxidation of hydrocarbons14
Paraffin oxidation14
Olefin oxidation14
Ethane oxidation15
Terephthalic/isophthalic acid coproduct15
Saa-Bre™ technology16
By-product acetic acid16
Natural16
Health and environmental issues17
Supply and demand by region18
World18
Capacity18
Producing companies19
Salient statistics21
Consumption22
Vinyl acetate24
Purified terephthalic acid25
Acetic anhydride25
Acetate easters26
Monochloroacetic acid26
Other applications27
Price27
Trade28
North America30
Capacity30
Salient statistics31
Consumption32
Trade33
United States34
Producing companies34
Salient statistics36
Consumption37
Vinyl acetate38
Acetic anhydride39
Acetate esters39
PTA39
Other applications40
Trade40
Canada41
Producing companies41
Salient statistics41
Consumption42
Trade43
Mexico44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics44
Consumption44
Trade46
South America47
Producing companies47
Salient statistics48
Consumption49
Trade50
Western Europe51
Producing companies51
Salient statistics52
Consumption53
Trade55
Central Europe55
Producing companies55
Salient statistics56
Consumption57
Trade59
CIS and Baltic States60
Producing companies60
Salient statistics61
Consumption62
Trade64
Middle East65
Producing companies65
Salient statistics66
Consumption67
Trade69
Africa70
Producing companies70
Salient statistics71
Consumption72
Trade73
Indian Subcontinent73
Producing companies73
Salient statistics74
Consumption75
Trade77
Northeast Asia78
Capacity78
Salient statistics79
Consumption80
Trade82
China82
Producing companies82
Salient statistics63
Consumption86
Terephthalic acid (PTA)87
Vinyl acetate88
Acetate esters88
Acetic anhydride89
Other89
Trade89
Japan90
Producing companies90
Salient statistics91
Consumption92
Trade94
South Korea94
Producing companies94
Salient statistics95
Consumption96
Trade97
Taiwan98
Producing companies98
Salient statistics99
Consumption100
Trade101
Southeast Asia102
Producing companies102
Salient statistics103
Consumption104
Trade106
Additional resources107
Revisions108

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